Vincent Appleby  reports from Lough Currane which is still waiting for its first salmon of the season…

28/1/21 The Brown Tag Boats were not manipulating their prized lures and the same goes for the Barbless anglers. Just for the record, yesterday I failed miserably in my duties, I failed to report that there was one Brown tag boat out for an hour or two.

29/1/21 There were five Brown tag boats out today and you could say it was the battle of the tags, but sadly I have to report the Currane Anglers were Browned off by the end of the day. Just for the record there were a few Kelts caught. Bright sunshine all morning, come late afternoon clouded up. Wind light and variable in the morning veered ESE light to calm.

30/1/21 I start with the sad news that Waterville’s great singing voice and entertainer Mrs. Rose Fogarty, RIP, passed away today and on behalf of all the Currane Anglers and the good people of Waterville and Kerry our Sincere Sympathies to her husband Paddy and all the family and friends. On a personal note, I can tell you Rose entertained with Paddy many an anglers’ celebrating their catch of the day in the angling Bars, all I can say is Waterville’s loss is Heavens gain.

Today’s manipulations there wasn’t any action for the first Salmon.  Just for the record there were two Brown Tags and one Catch and release Boat out. Wind NE light with reasonable cloud cover.

31/1/21 The Currane Brown tags and the Currane C&R are still waiting for that first Elusive first salmon in 2021 for the record, only one Brown tag boat out and only fished for about two hours? It is sad to see Currane so quiet on a mild day, we need to get those diehards out there with brown tags.

1/2/20 Just two Brown Tag Boats out this first day of February and going by spy gate, both Brown tags were browned off within a couple of hours. Wind West Southwest and veered South Southeast late this afternoon and overcast all day with heavy rain this evening.

2/2/21 No Boats out so I can say No Brown Tag Salmon and No C&R Salmon. Wind SW light and variable and overcast.

Vincent Appleby

Go fishing…

Vincent Appleby

Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
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Find out more about Lough Currane…

The rivers and lakes of Waterville drain a large catchment and are regarded by many as the foremost Salmon and Sea-Trout fishery in the country. The lake system is well developed with access to boats and guides being readily available to the tourist angler. The Sea-Trout caught here are renowned for their size and quantity. For more details see